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Small Business, Big Deals: Local artists SCORE big

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videoIt's a business plan experts say might work for creative industries or commission based sales models. With the help of some more experienced business professionals, the plan has become a work of art for one local small business.

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Oak Island Bridge sees more delays

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There are more issues with the Oak Island Bridge. The Department of Transportation said that construction of the bridge will be put on hold again - this time due to hairline cracks in the girders. Full story...
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Slide downward continues for Perdue's approval rating

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As the state's budget woes continue, Governor Bev Perdue's approval rating continues to slide. A survey by Raleigh-based Public Policy Polling found just 25 percent of North Carolina voters approve of the job the governor is doing six months into the job. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council race has three new candidates

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Three candidates threw their hat in the ring today for this year's Wilmington City Council elections. Incumbents Jim Quinn and Earl Sheridan signed the line for re-election while Charlie Rivenbark will once again join the race after taking a few years off. Full story...
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Government spends $18 million dollars redesigning web site

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videoRecovery.gov is a website the Obama administration started so Americans can see where the federal stimulus money is being spent. The White House plans to spend 18 million dollars redesigning the money-tracking site. Many web designers say that is an outrageous number. Full story...
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Marino on Money: July 14

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videoHow does FDIC insurance work? That is a great question. FDIC insurance can be confusing. I will try and clear up some of the misconceptions and explain how it works. Full story...
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Winner announced in ugly website contest

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The winners have been announced for the Ugliest Website Contest - Communities in Schools of Cape Fear. The local non-profit organization focuses on keeping kids in school and reducing the drop out rate. Full story...
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Soles discusses balancing the state budget

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videoSenator R.C. Soles said budget writers met for breakfast this morning as they try to figure out how to pay for the state's expenses for the next two years. Full story...
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NC police shoot and kill backyard bear

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Police in North Carolina have shot and killed a bear found pawing through trash cans in someone's backyard. Full story...
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UNC Asheville closes 2 centers, cuts staff jobs

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Two science research centers and eight staffers are being cut at the University of North Carolina at Asheville as the school prepares for expected cuts in state funding. Full story...
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NC police officer wakes family to escape fire

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A police officer on patrol in an eastern North Carolina town spotted a car burning in a carport and awoke a sleeping family so they could escape. Full story...
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Defense contractors offer work to NC businesses

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Aerospace defense contractors who land big military contracts are getting together with smaller North Carolina companies able to perform some of the work. Full story...
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NC national park offering fee-free weekends

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Visitors to a national park attraction at North Carolina's Outer Banks will be able to visit some attractions free of charge. Full story...
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Budget delays require NC Senate measure

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North Carolina lawmakers have rolled out another temporary spending plan because they won't complete a final budget deal before the current stopgap measure expires Wednesday night. Full story...
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NHC school budget cuts stop short on transportation

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New Hanover County schools' budget cuts for next year include putting the brakes on some transportation options. The school board adopted the budget for the 2009-2010 school year. It reduces the transportation budget by more than $800,000. Full story...
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